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Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Regis Corporation CEO Hugh Sawyer
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  • HUGE expectation for stylist for minimum wage (in 52 reviews)

  • upper management is the worse team i (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Stylist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Greensburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you follow the hair values and the coaching given. You can grow your paycheck. I love the team I work with. Everyone is encouraging and cheers each other to grow and build.

    Cons

    The only downside is. When it isn't busy.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and praise your staff. Get your team excited.


  2. "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Corporate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice staff. Challenging work. Culture is great!

    Cons

    No work life balance. Working 80 hours per week....to do what the CEO wants.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance. You burn them out too fast and then they leave.

  3. "Hang on Tight!"

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    Current Employee - Senior District Manager
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have had great direct leadership which has taught me so much!

    Cons

    There is constant transition, realignments and lay offs. With this means, no raises.

    Advice to Management

    To retain staff - find a way to praise them if there is no opportunity to compensate them. Also, don't get ahead of the game and give promises that you will have to take back from all salons.


  4. "A good first job"

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    Current Employee - Master Stylist in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Master Stylist in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Plenty of product
    Room to learn
    Good building blocks to grow your business
    Good product lines and plenty of supplies

    Cons

    Slow
    Hard to commission
    Low pay
    Hard to build your business in a slow location
    Lack of clients and walk ins

    Advice to Management

    Take care of stylists to increase motivation for better productivity


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cautiously optimistic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Complimentary lunch, flexible hours, on-site fitness classes (for a small fee).

    Cons

    The company is in "turn-around" mode, so overall morale could be better. Employees tend to be cautiously optimistic.


  6. "Regional Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule/no nights and weekends, 2 free services per month, company car and gas card, corporate credit card

    Cons

    New CEO has changed the culture. What used to be a fun atmosphere is now strictly business and about the shareholders, not the employees. There will be no more corporate meetings, there is a contest currently for a cruise but only for salon leaders, not District Leaders or above. Bonus structure changed significantly, there is no annual bonus.

    Advice to Management

    The HAIR values used to be the foundation of how the business was ran and people were treated. I would bring those back to life, it will increase morale!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "District Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was able to build teams, with not just my managers and their teams, but with companies in the area while recruiting for the salons.

    Cons

    Was little room for advancement, after a certain point.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your team well and they will perform for you.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Salon Support"

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    Current Employee - Specialist/Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Specialist/Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch. On-site clinic and fitness classes. Fun perks like food truck days. Casual dress. Good PTO plan. Work-life balance is encouraged.

    Cons

    Anyone who says culture is created from the bottom up only needs to see what has happened to Regis in 2017. A company that was once fun to work for, where people came to work because they wanted to (and certainly not because they were paid well...they weren't) has become a company where everyone is terrified of their executive leadership and still not paid well.

    How many companies do you know where a CEO stands on stage the day after firing two VP's and brags about firing them and how tough he is? That's the new Regis!

    I have no doubt that Hugh Sawyer will turn the company around. It's his specialty. I also love his straightforward, laser-focused approach. What I don't like is that his subordinates seem afraid to do anything for fear of being yelled at, and that their subordinates seem even more afraid, for fear of being fired. A culture of fear is the worst possible kind of culture.

    As an outside-the-box thinker who enjoys presenting ideas and challenging the status quo, I used to love working for Regis. That was the kind of company we were. I think that Hugh is definitely the kind of executive who welcomes that sort of thing, but his VPs and directors don't get that for some reason (being that us plebs aren't in on their executive meetings, we probably miss all the really scary stuff that happens at the top). So our voices are stifled. We're expected to just keep our noses down and our mouths shut. And that's no way to run a company.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the light. Tamp down the heat. Stop scaring your employees into doing thy bidding; use persuasion instead. Oh, and for crying out loud, pay us what we're worth or we're going to keep leaving.


  9. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Cosmetologist in Chardon, OH
    Former Employee - Cosmetologist in Chardon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of walk-ins. I need to put 20 words here but honestly the only decent thing about this place is the walk in customers.

    Cons

    Terrible management, no holiday pay, open holidays, no set schedule, little pay, no respect for employees, the Corporation only cares about making money. The company has no standards and only cares about making money and is clear about that. Company is cutting costs left and right, suckers for little kids, clippers for stylists and closing 600 stores. BEWARE! Management acts like this place is high school and tries to create drama and fuel it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your stylists terribly when they bring in the money and do the work. You treat them as you see them, a money making machine. Have some standards and ethics and don’t keep stylists showing up to work drunk or smoking pot on the clock.


  10. "Treat stylists terrible"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Chardon, OH
    Former Employee - Stylist in Chardon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amount of Walk in available. That’s pretty much the only pro I can think of. Don’t recommend this place at all

    Cons

    Management, pay, always budget cuts, long hours, company treats employees terrible, can’t keep stylist, did I say management? Everything is terrible

    Advice to Management

    The stylist are the ones who make you the money treat them with some kind of respect. Watch store managers more closely a lot of stealing, mistreating and bullying.


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